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The 2050 Imperative–Carbon Neutral Cities

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21/08/2014

The International Union of Architects (UIA) has adopted a Declaration committing its member organizations and partners to exercise leadership in planning and designing sustainable, resilient, carbon-neutral and healthy built environments in the world’s cities and towns. Recognizing the central role architects play in planning and designing the built environment, and the need to reduce ...

Energy Department Invests $67 Million to Advanced Nuclear Technology

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21/08/2014

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s efforts to expand clean energy innovation, the Energy Department announced today nearly $67 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancement awards. 83 projects were selected from across the country based on their potential to create scientific breakthroughs that both help strengthen the ...

Webinar: Deriving Value from Your Supply Chain

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21/08/2014

Businesses are increasingly trying to cultivate sustainable supply chains, and many are realizing that making environmental considerations a cornerstone of supply chain management can actually boost overall profit margins. However, companies that want to link sustainability efforts and profitability sometimes encounter problems gaining visibility into the relationship between the two. But ...

New thematic report: Science for Nuclear safety and security

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20/08/2014

The JRC has released a new report giving a comprehensive overview of its research on nuclear safety and security, including their policy background and context. The nuclear activities of the JRC are aimed at supporting the implementation of EU legislation, giving priority to the highest standards for nuclear safety and security in the Union, and internationally. This work is carried out in ...

Peak Scientific Joins Forces with Waters to Support the Recycling Organisation for Research Opportunities

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21/08/2014

The Recycling Organisation for Research Opportunities (RORO) is a registered charity that provides second hand analytical instruments to academics in developing nations. Peak Scientific are assisting in this venture by donating a Genius NM32LA Nitrogen gas generator to support Waters’ contribution of a Bruker HCT Ultra (LC/MS) system to be installed in Nepal. According to RORO this will be ...

New IHS Drilling and Completions Solution Delivers In-depth Performance Benchmarking for Well Design Optimization

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20/08/2014

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight, has launched the IHS Drilling and Completions Solution, a unique, operator-only membership service designed to provide oil and gas operators - and their drilling engineering teams -- with detailed current and historical drilling data as well as the performance benchmarking analysis derived from that data. ...

Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site

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21/08/2014

Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. The 3-0 vote by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also will triple the Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists facility's capacity of storing low-level radioactive waste from the majority of U.S. states - going from 2.3 million cubic feet to ...

Black Sea in Pollution Crisis: Georgian Communities Take Action

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21/08/2014

Following decades of pollutants entering its waters, the Black Sea is now facing an environmental crisis of extreme proportions, and is considered one of the most environmentally degraded regional seas in the world. Every year, about 350 cubic km of river water pours into the Black Sea, which has resulted in soaring pollution levels, threatening marine habitats and livelihoods. Areas along ...

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